Despite a strong start at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Golf Championships (Oct. 14-18 in Sorel-Tracy, QC), the Camosun Chargers Men’s Golf Team fell outside their goal of winning this season’s title, finishing eighth overall.
Led by Head Coach Doug Hastie, the team shot a solid round on Day 1, finishing Top 5 on the Leaderboard. In the round that followed, Charger Alex Cordero leapt from 10th place in the Men’s Individual race, to tie for second at two over par. The third-year Sport Management student earned CCAA Player of the Day honors, making par on 15 holes while collecting two birdies and a bogey.
Despite Cordero’s stellar performance, the team fell two spots to end Day 2 in seventh. Adding to the pressure, the team’s hopes of making ground the following day were washed away as a stormy Day 3 soaked the course, resulting in a rain-out. While the skies opened to accommodate play on Championship Day, the Chargers could not close the gap, shooting 15 strokes off the medals and ending the season with an eighth place national ranking.
Winning this year’s title in both Men’s and Women’s play, were the Champlain St. Lawrence Lions from Quebec.